One of Obama’s mentors, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, spoke at the annual commemoration of the Kent State shootings over the weekend and sought to justify his domestic terrorism from the 60′s and 70′s when he and his terrorist group, Weather Underground, engaged in bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972. Ayers said that to compare his bombings to that of those at the Boston Marthon was not fair. “Just because they use the same thing, there’s no relationship at all,” Ayers said.
“There’s no equivalence,” he said. “Property damage. That’s what we did.”
“How different is the shooting in Connecticut from shooting at a hunting range?” Ayers said. “Just because they use the same thing, there’s no relationship at all.”
Ayers speaks as if it was OK to destroy property. He seeks to justify his criminal behavior here and yet was the keynote speaker at the event.
He did mention that in 1970, Ayers’ then-girlfriend Diana Oughton, along with Weatherman members Terry Robbins and Ted Gold, were killed when a bomb they were constructing exploded unexpectedly. That bomb had been intended for detonation at a dance that was to be attended by hundreds of Army soldiers at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Ayers himself attested that the bomb would have done serious damage, “tearing through windows and walls and, yes, people too.”